There are stacks & stacks of fabric. Some is already cut to size & ready to have shapes precisely cut.
Some is just waiting for its turn.
This amazing machine is larger than a king size bed. The computer tells it what shapes to cut, the fabric is loaded (up to 100 layers of fabric) with a thin plastic sheet on top & bottom, then it cuts. You can see Richard holding the blade that cuts through all those layers.
After cutting, the fabric moves aside & then next stack is ready to be cut. Watch the action!
Here you see 6 layers cut into Wedding Ring pieces.
We even ran into a friend lending a hand, assembling kits.
Quilter's Paradise cuts squares, strips, triangles, & all kinds of pre cut fabric pieces to save us time & energy!
Our next stop is Hoffman Fabrics of California. It was a heavenly visit to their incredible warehouse.
Have you ever wondered how the fabric gets onto those bolts? There are about 6 wrapping machines going all day long, wrapping fabric from tubes onto bolts just for us!
January already? Realllyy????
I'm not even ready to un-Christmas my house!
This happens to me every year. It takes me awhile to get all the Christmas decor unpacked & settled, then I just don't want to take it down. Maybe I'm lazy. Or tired. Or maybe I just LOVE Christmas!
We've been out of town this week...and I'm noticing this is a widespread problem. I still see Christmas stuff on lots of homes & businesses that aren't mine. So I guess I shouldn't worry. If it's all put away by Valentine's Day - I'm good!
But we have lots of new ideas going on at Calico Mermaid that aren't Christmas-y.
This is Garden Grove Block of the Month 6 month program using Windermere by Moda.
This beauty is our Deco State Block of the month from In the Beginning Fabrics.
Each block features fabric depicting the 50 state flowers.
With ten blocks each month, you'll be finished by summer!
Local Quilt Shop Day is coming up on January 23.
We have lots of fun & excitement planned for you! Just wait till you see.